My story is unique, as is each one of the over 14,000 Pedro Pan stories. Some are happier; some are sadder. I believe the decision to send my sister and me alone to the United States was made by my pa...
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I'll be with Manny Izquierdo from Tallahassee. Remember him? You met at our Central Florida reunion. Also, Lynn and Felix will be at our table....see you there!
| Nov 21st 2013
Elo, are you going on Saturday? Hope to catch you there although it's usually so crowded that it's hard to catch up with everyone. It promises to be a great gala!
My twin sister and I attended El Vervo Encarnado, I left after 6th grade for another school but Tete stayed and remembers the militia entering the school. We live in Ampliacion de Almendares and tour first name sounds familiar to me. i as always addressed by my knick name "Magaly". Enjoyed reading your story.
| Nov 17th 2013
Gracias Eloisa por tan interesante historia. Que risa me causo cuando Bobby te invito a un baile y tu immediatamente le dijiste que tenias que llamar a tu madre en Cuba para pedirle permiso! How Cuban was that? Quiero que sepas que me causo mucho trabajo montar las 4 fotos en mi pagina; Josie me tuvo que ayudar ya que soy bastante torpe en las cosas tecnicas. Ojala que pronto pueda montar fotos de las actividades de Pedro Pan incluyendo las de la presentacion de mi ultimo libro.Un abrazo, Fernan
Fernando P Hernandez Lorenzo
| Oct 13th 2013
I'm happy you like my Ga Pedro Pan group, Eloisa. Thanks for your support.
Emma A. Botet Zuloaga
| Oct 2nd 2013
Thank you Eloisa!
Elisa Vilano Chovel
| Aug 31st 2013
Muchas gracias Eloisa. Gracias por tu ayuda con este website. Bendiciones desde Ga.
Emma A. Botet Zuloaga
| Aug 29th 2013
The original photo that I saw of you and your sister was when she was younger and I thought it looked like my friend Teresita. After looking at some other photos when she was a bit older I don't think it was the same person and I realized that she is two years younger than I am. We may have played together at the school and I do wish that she was the same Teresita but I was so touched by your story regardless. Some memories of El Verbo Encarnado are, recitng poems on Friday in the patio of El Verbo Encarnado when we had the salute to the flag. I also loved to participate in programs at El Verbo Encarnado and remember the "cottage" by the patio. I actually had my kindergarten class there and loved the teacher and sometimes I think that my desire to teach (at first to be a kindergarten teacher) started very early because of that wonderful influence (although I now teach at a college). Seeing your photos with the "uniforme de gala" and the medals (which I still have some of them) brought back many memories. I remember sometimes arriving early and the sisters would offer me breakfast and they would serve
"white" butter with bread. I thought that was great and wished that I could have that more often. They used to let me practice the piano at the school until my parents purchased one for me.
I have so many other wonderful memories of "El Verbo Encarnado" which I would love to share with you and your sister even though I don't think she was the Teresita that I used to play with.
Thank you again for your story and memories I do hope that we can keep in touch. I hope to post pictures in the near future. I'll check my email. Recuerdos,Rosalinda
| Aug 1st 2013
I just registered yesterday with this site and enjoyed reading your story. I did not realize that my brother and I had been part of Operation Pedro Pan until I happened to see it and found our names with the information as to when we left Cuba etc. I didn't realize this since when we came from Cuba in January 1962 we immediately went to New York to live with an uncle and aunt. I read your story and wanted you to know that I also went to El Verbo Encarnado and had a good friend named Teresita. I don't remember her last name but she looked somewhat like the picture of your sister. My maiden name is Rosalinda Gayoso and my brother is Miguel Gayoso but he only attended el Verbo Encarnado for a few years. I was 10 years old when I left Cuba and he was 13. I have not had a chance to write my profile or load any photos but would love to hear back from you and see if Teresita my friend was your sister. Did you live in an apartment house? I somehow recall going to play at Teresita's house and I thought it was beautiful because it was an apartment. Isn't it funny how kids are? Do you know others that attended El Verbo Encarnado? I would love to hear from you. Muchas gracias,
| Jul 31st 2013
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